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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

  • A free resource for the cinema industry
  • Tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager.
  • Tools include:
    • Several DCPs for testing the sound and picture quality
    • Lessons on sound and light
    • Written to help communicate with the technicians

The key is a free Online Managers Online Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

CGI, X'Y'Z' to P3, there are so many things going on. Here's the news.

Ideas for mastering DCPs

Before sending a hard drive with a DCP at least check the DCP with the free or full version of Fraunhofer Easydcp Player. That way you will see if the DCP fails the basic tests done by easydcp player like “Check file hashes” and that the disk works and have the correct DCP on it. The doremi and Sony (with recent firmware) accepts NTFS disks, otherwise a ext2/ext3 linux disk could be used.

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EditShare, Lightworks Open Source Proceeding

The groundbreaking Lightworks Open Source project celebrates its phase one roll out; releases FREE Lightworks 2010 Public Beta. At this point, it is only working on the PC platform, and a robust one at that. They promise a Mac version by the end of next year.

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In-Three Finds Digital Domain

The company that registered "Dimensionalization" as the nom-de-plume for creating 3D movies from 2D sources has been acquired by Digital Domain.

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Open Source DCP Mastering

DCP Mastering is the technique of making a final product, such as a movie an ad or trailer, into the form that a digital cinema player and projector can handle. There are several products that do this from Dolby, Doremi and Qube, but they are not for the weak of pocketbook. 

Clyde de Souza just posted an article on RealVision.ae that explains the use of some open source software at:
Free Unencrypted 3D movie DCP mastering for Digital Cinema Servers.

There are several people who have tried different variations, and have lived to tell the tale:

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